Today’s Devotional – December 1st (Footprints in the Snow!)

By admin On June 21st, 2015

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – December 1st

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Footprints in the Snow! 

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Once there was a man who had an alcohol habit. And so, to hide this problem, the man hid his bottle in the barn. Well, one day, the snow had covered the ground. But this did not hinder the man’s desire for alcohol.

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And so, as the story goes, as he trod through the snow, he heard sloshing sounds behind him. And looking back, he saw his young son following him, taking big footsteps, making sure to step in each of his father’s footprints in the snow.

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“Son! What are you doing?” asked the father, embarrassed that his quest for a nip of whiskey was in danger of being discovered.

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“I’m following in your footsteps Daddy!” cried the young child gleefully.

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When the father heard this, he knew he had to quit his horrible drinking habit!

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Footsteps in the snow – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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WHERE DO MY FOOTPRINTS LEAD?

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fu%C3%9Fspur_im_Neuschnee.JPGNow this little story presents a great lesson for us too! Just where are my footprints leading?

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Because it is a great truth that someone will be following my footprints! As the old song goes, “No man is an island! No man stands alone!” Whatever we say and whatever we do will have its effects upon others too!

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FOLLOWING MY EXAMPLE

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Our children are especially affected by our daily footsteps. And they will undoubtedly follow in our footsteps.

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And so, the question each of must ask ourselves is, “Where do my footprints lead my children? Where do my footprints lead others?”

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Do I make a regular path over to the TV set? Well, I can just figure that my children will do the same! They will inherit my love for that old sly serpent, the television!

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LUSTS OF THE FLESH

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Or perhaps my footprints lead to the refrigerator. Well the path to gluttony will undoubtedly lead my children to Gluttony as well.

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But it may also lead them to other similar lusts of the flesh, such as drugs or alcohol or fornication!

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LOVE FOR THIS WORLD

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Or maybe my footsteps lead to other worldly pursuits, such as sports or hobbies or games. You can just bet that children will easily follow these footprints!

 

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Or maybe I love to shop for the vain love of spending money on earthly possessions.

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Or maybe I love to talk with friends about earthly things!

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Or maybe my career is my big joy in life.

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Or getting angry at my spouse, is where I go, all too often.

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Well one thing’s for sure! Wherever my footprints lead, my children are sure to follow!

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FOLLOWING JESUS’ FOOTPRINTS

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Now for those who desire to see their children in Heaven one day, the Bible makes it very clear, just where my footsteps should go…“If any man serve Me (Jesus), let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be:” John 12:26

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Here above are the very words of Jesus, as He calls each of us to follow Him. This is the true pathway to Heaven!

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FOLLOW HIM THRU MY DAY

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And so, as we go through our daily routine, we must ask, “Are my footsteps going in the same path that Jesus would walk, if He were in my place?”

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To be a follower of Jesus is a great and awesome responsibility! And not only my children, but others too, will also take note of just where I am going!

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FATAL ERROR IN CHURCHES

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There is a fatal error within the church-world today, either by word or by example, that encourages Christians to seek after many of the hedonistic pleasures and proud pursuits: television, radio, sensual music, clubs, hobbies, sports, banqueting, pleasure parties, time-consuming/energy-sapping careers.

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While a little bit of some of these may be fairly harmless, the Devil is never content to allow us just a little. No, his desire is to completely entangle us in so many earthly pursuits we become simply too busy for Jesus!

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STILL TIME TO TURN HEAVENWARD

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The Good News is, today is still the Day of Salvation! I still have opportunity to change the path which I am walking! I still have time to begin following Jesus, wherever He is going! I still can sit down with Him in the morning and study my Bible. I can still talk with Him throughout my day. And I can turn away from the gluttony: just one of the lusts of the flesh which undoubtedly will lead my children to pursue other lusts of the flesh! And I can cease from all the needless worldly pursuits: the very pursuits which ultimately lead my children to also pursue the love of this present world.

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MY FOOTPRINTS & PRAYERS!

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And even though my children may be grown, my complete surrender to Jesus will be a powerful witness to them. And my footprints finally turning Heavenward, combined with my heartfelt prayers for their Salvation, will give me great hope for them.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fu%C3%9Fspur_im_Neuschnee.JPG

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“Dear Lord, Make my footsteps lead Heaven-ward. Let them not turn to the right of to the left, but straight forward up that upward pathway to the Celestial City of God…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Television & The Image That Speaks, or you can also read this shorter article… “April 26th (Television: Enchanted Ground!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“A SIGN…OF THE LORD…IN THE HEIGHT ABOVE”

Isaiah 7:11

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“Ask thee a sign of the LORD…in the height above…Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel…And there appeared a great sign in heaven; a woman… And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness,” Isaiah 7:11, 14 & Revelation 12:1, 5, 6

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Long ago, God made a promise in the Book of Isaiah, Ch. 7… “Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.” Now just what sign could this be, that was either in the depth or in the height above? Well, Isaiah continues… “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” Oh, OK. So we know this sign was fulfilled in the depth, with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. But God also spoke of a sign in the “height above”. So where is the fulfillment of this sign, in the “height above”?

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A SIGN IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Revelation 12:1

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You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful. In the summer night-sky, she appears as the woman-in-travail. This is the constellation, Ursa Major. And this article will introduce you to this amazing sign of Heaven, and what it means to you and to me.

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)

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TOMORROW…

Today’s Devotional – December 2nd (The gospel according to Pollyanna)

 

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